By Robert Holdstock
A haunting access on the planet myth Award-winning Mythago Cycle
In Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock gave us an problematic global spun from the tales of Irish and English mythology, a very good wooded area steeped in secret and legend, whose center comprises secrets and techniques that may switch all who behold them.
Young Tallis is one such seeker. while she was once simply an little one, she misplaced her brother Harry to Ryhope wooden. Her adolescent fancies now reason her to suspect that he's nonetheless alive---and in grave chance. Tallis follows Harry into the primal Otherworld armed merely with magic, mask, and clues left through her grandfather. finally the primitive woodland offers option to Lavondyss itself, a desirable and poor realm the place she is pressured to confront the mythagos, actual manifestations of the legends of humanity's collective unconscious.
Join Tallis on her quest into the last word unknown, and be invited into one of many best and so much compelling mythologies you are going to ever come upon.
"A stunningly strong ebook . . . conveys the haunting energy of outdated heroes and misplaced gods."
"Magical . . . it truly is infrequent to discover a sequel which measures as much as its unique; yet Lavondyss surpasses it."
--Times Literary Supplement
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You will see her Tonight, when the world darkens; you will see them, The new stars there, at the very peak of Heaven, Their honors being my wounds. What reason is there For anyone, now, to dread offense to Juno, To shudder at her power? I have no power For harming; if I want to, I only help them. How much I have done! How great my power is, truly! I would not let her be a human being; What is she now? A goddess! So I punish The guilty for their sins! What awful power, What majesty, is mine! The one thing left Is that he give her back her human features As once he did for 10.
From time's beginning I have had no rest," he says, "and I am weary Of all this thankless toil, this endless labor. Let anybody else who wants to drive it, The chariot of light; if no one wants to, If all the gods admit they cannot do it, Then let Jove take the trouble himself, and some day, Perhaps, he will be, for once, too busy holding The reins, and have to put aside his lightning, Those evil bolts that murder sons for fathers. " As he was speaking The gods all stood around, and pleaded, humbly, That he should not spread darkness over the world.
And here came first the streams of his own country Not knowing what to offer, consolation Or something like rejoicing: crowned with poplars Sperchios came, and restless Enipeus, Old Apidanus, Aeas, and Amphrysos The easy-going. And all the other rivers That take their weary waters into oceans lmes 583-611 APOLLO AND DAPHNE All over the world, came there, and only one Was absent, Inachus, hiding in his cavern, Salting his stream with tears, oh, most unhappy, Mourning a daughter lost. Her name was 10, Who might, for all he knew, be dead or living, But since he can not find her anywhere He thinks she must be nowhere, and his sorrow Fears for the worst.